20 Of Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Savage Quotes
— Updated on 15 June 2021

20 Of Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Savage Quotes

— Updated on 15 June 2021
Jay Bowden
Jay Bowden

Karl Lagerfeld’s unfortunate death this year caused friends and fans from around the world to reflect on the incredible life he led. As a fashion icon, Lagerfeld had to have some incredibly tough skin and witty confidence if he was going to do well. The designer led a formidable life without shame and tallied up some pretty memorable, downright savage quotes along the way. Here are 20 of the best.

  1. “What is the worst is a fashion designer who talks all the time of his or her creativity, what they are, how they evolve. Just do it and shut up.”
  2. “There is nothing worse than bringing up the ‘good old days.’ To me, that’s the ultimate acknowledgement of failure.”
  3. “Summer clothes that are rumpled or relaxed drive me mad. I loathe ‘rumplednes,’ if I can put it that way. It’s okay between the ages of 25 and 30, but unfortunately after that it’s dreadful. I hate people in the street who look like they’ve raided their grandchildren’s wardrobe.”
  4. “I get along with everyone except for men my age, who are bourgeois or retired or boring.”
  5. “I’m a little shortsighted, and people, when they’re shortsighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted.”
  6. “I lost 200lb to wear suits by Hedi Slimane.”
  7. “Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.”
  8. “I think tattoos are horrible. It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time”
  9. “I hate it when rich people try to be Communists. I think that’s obscene.”
  10. “There are not too many people with an opinion I care for. I’m not crazy to discuss fashion with men. I couldn’t care less about their opinion.”
  11. “Everything I say is a joke. I am a joke of myself.”
  12. “Life is not a beauty contest, some ugly people are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people. The worst is ugly short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life – they are mean and they want to kill you.”
  13. “[Selfies] are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.”
  14. “I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion.”
  15. “If I was a Russian woman I would be a lesbian. Russian men are not good looking.”
  16. “When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: don’t get carried away — it’s only dresses.”
  17. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”
  18. “I don’t know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn’t know who she is.”
  19. “I think I’m the easiest person to work with as long as things are the way I think they should be.”
  20. “Trendy is the last stage before tacky.”

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